Yes, Eucalan is safe for lingerie.
Yes, it is safe and non-toxic - great for baby clothes, toys, etc. However, a child should not be using this product without adult supervision.
Eucalan is safe for HE machines. Eucalan is low sudsing and has been since we introduced it to the North American market over 30 years ago.
- Our customers have been using Eucalyptus, Lavender, & Unscented Eucalan on their pets with success for over 30 years.
- If you choose to avoid essential oils around your pets, Unscented is the perfect choice.
- Because there is insufficient research on the topic, using essential oils on your pet is a personal choice. However, most sources suggest diluting to a 1% dilution rate. There is less than 1% of essential oils in Eucalan’s formula which is by no means the same as using full strength essential oil on skin or inhaling droplets of essential oil. In addition, Eucalan is then further diluted into the basin of water.
Eucalan will not harm the skin (unless the user is highly allergic to eucalyptus, lavender, grapefruit, jasmine or lanolin). We've had reviews of people having softer hands after doing hand-laundry with Eucalan.
No, they are the same product.
We have rebranded what used to be called "Wrapture" to Jasmine. It is the same exact product, just with a name change to be in line with the rest of our branding. This product is made with pure Jasmine essential oils, hence the name. When you use up your older bottle with a Wrapture label, you can replace it with a purchase of Jasmine!
Eucalan has a shelf life of at least 10 years, depending upon how it is stored.
IMPORTANT - Check that the colours are colourfast and then follow the general washing instructions. Then dry on rack or hang to allow air circulation to avoid wicking.
Moisten a clean, white cloth (100% cotton or other natural fibre). Press firmly on coloured area in an inconspicuous place. If colour is not "fast" it will transfer to cloth, so wash at own risk or have dry cleaned. Dark colours (such as black, navy, dark green, burgundy, and red) are prone to bleed into light colours. See our Laundry Lessons for more tips.
- Eucalan is low-sudsing, and the formula does not require it to be rinsed.
- With wool, less handling while wet helps avoid matting and shrinking. Changes in temperature going from the wash water to the rinse water cause shrinkage in wool.
- No rinsing ensures some eucalyptus or lavender (to inhibit moths) will stay in the fabric.
- Convenience saves time and water.
- For wool - Rinsing is okay if done carefully but we suggest you add a few drops of Eucalan to the rinse water to achieve the benefit of the essential oil and the lanolin.
- All other fabrics may be rinsed if desired, but it is not necessary. Eucalan is a low-sudsing agent and requires less rinsing.
Proceed with caution. Eucalan may discolour your copper sink.
- Liquid detergents often change colour over time, but you are less likely to notice when they are in solid plastic bottles. To reduce our plastic footprint, and to be transparent with what is in our bottle, Eucalan uses un-dyed HDPE recyclable plastic. On occasion, you may notice that the detergent in an older bottle has darkened in colour. This is normal and safe to use.
- Eucalan is free of chemical dyes and colour stabilizers, which are often included in detergents to maintain a consistent liquid colour. Eucalan’s colour is the natural result of the ingredients.
How much water your washing machine will hold is dependent on the machine.
Add 5mL/ 1tsp. of Eucalan per 4L/ 1 gallon of water. More Eucalan can be added for more heavily soiled items.
- Each of Eucalan’s essential oil scents create an aromatic ritual for cleaning. These scents are stronger while washing. Some fibres tend to maintain a bit more of the scent after drying, such as silk. However, most often expect the smell to dissipate after laundering, with only subtle hints remaining.
- Jasmine is our strongest scent, and the most likely to last in your clothing. Lavender and Eucalyptus are subtle and less likely to linger. However, Unscented does not include any essential oils and is therefore the safest for those with scent sensitivities.
Each scent of Eucalan launders the same, releasing dirt from the item and into the water. However, certain essential oils have different lasting benefits. Grapefruit and Lavender have antiseptic and disinfecting properties, further preventing the growth of bacteria. Lavender and Eucalyptus have natural moth and flea inhibiting properties, preventing stored items from pests.
Direct sunlight can bleach your clothes, causing colour to fade irregularly.
- Eucalan can be purchased online via our Shop.
- To support your local shops, check out our Find a Store list to see if there is one near you.
Yes, garments can be rinsed after soaking in Eucalan. However, we do recommend adding Eucalan to the rinse water for the conditioning properties of the lanolin, as well as the antiseptic and pest-inhibiting properties of the essential oils.
- Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT) is a widely used preservative and antibacterial found in liquid cosmetics, household cleaners, and personal care products.
- The use of Methylchloroisothiazolinone is regulated in most countries to ensure safe concentrations.
- As most preservatives are, Methylchloroisothiazolinone can cause skin irritation in high concentrations. However, Eucalan uses the minuscule amount of <10 parts per million (ppm).
- Methylchloroisothiazolinone is not listed by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known, probable, or possible human carcinogen.
- Lanolin is an oil that is extracted from sheep’s wool by running it through a centrifuge machine. The machine separates the oil from other chemicals and debris. The process is performed after the sheep has been sheared, so the extraction of lanolin causes no harm to the sheep.
- Lanolin is highly compatible to the oils of our own skin. Moreso than vegetable and mineral oils.
- Yes. Dryer sheets are incredibly toxic, particularly those with fragrance. They include known carcinogens, hazardous pollutants, and endocrine disruptors. We recommend doing some research of your own before continuing to use them.
- Instead, try using 3-4 100% wool dryer balls in your machine. They will dry your clothes 15-20% faster while softening and reducing static.